Worthy is the LAMB+... worthy is the LAMB+... worthy is the LAMB+ that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing! Blessing and honor and glory and power be unto HIM that sitteth on the throne and unto The LAMB+ for ever and ever. Amen.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
So FOOLISH Was I .... Passover Meditations for the Monastic-At-Heart... Ephesians 1:12
Psalm 73: 22-24.... So foolish was I and ignorant: I was as a beast before THEE+ ...
(The Passover Season, 2016)
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Meditations for the Monastic-At-Heart
Now is My+ soul troubled;
and what shall I+ say ...
from this hour ?
but for this cause
came I+ unto this hour.
Glorify Thy Name.
came there a Voice from Heaven, saying,
I have both glorified IT,
and will glorify IT again.
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Ephesians 1: 12
That we should be
to the praise of HIS
who first trusted in CHRIST.
In order for us to be** in
praise of HIS glory, of the ones having hoped earlier in the CHRIST.
to einai hAmas =articular infinitive phrase-- eis
epainon dogzAs autou tous proAlpikotas en t0 CHRIST0.
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The KJV seems to say that the
followers of JESUS are living such holy lives that they bring praise to GOD,
for His great glory. It also seems to indicate that the First BELIEVERS have
However, the literal Greek seems
to say that we followers of JESUS are the ones BRINGING
HIGH PRAISES to HIM for His glory, of all the persons who have first hoped in
followers of JESUS
should be doing both.
We should be bringing high praises unto The LORD for His great
glory just like the First Christians did.
In addition, we should be
living in such a way that OUR VERY LIVES should be bringing glory unto CHRIST.
Indeed, both are
the hardest ?
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O LORD, we have besmirched
Thy Holy Name.
Personally and collectively,
we have not brought glory to THEE in our words, our ways, our lives, our
We have bickered amongst
ourselves over petty issues. We live lives far from HOLY. We have not put THEE
We have not followed Thy
words on important issues and have rebelled against them, fighting Thy Servants
sent to us for correction.
Some of us have ignored
baptism, some Communion ... and some have done them "our" way instead
of Thy way in Scripture.
Our tolerance of sin and worldly
values have besmirched Thy Holiness. We will not stand united for
O LORD, it is no wonder that
GOD is NOT "greatly to be
feared in the assembly of the saints" in our churches today. ( Ps. 89:7)
We have besmirched Thy Glory
and THOU hast left us to our own doings, doings that reflect man instead of our
LORD JESUS CHRIST.
So, help us to prepare our
hearts for Thy judgment, because of a necessity it begins at the House of GOD.
Let us receive from Thy Hand,
O LORD, the chastening determined, that we may by our endurance and steadfast
love of THEE, bear unbreachable witness to Thy SON+, our LORD and SAVIOR+ JESUS CHRIST… when
troublous times come.